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How John Lewis ended up in prison
A new century, same old Mr Lewis
John Lewis and the foundation of the Oxford Street shop, 1864
Orphaned John Lewis was born in 1836 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. By 1844, at only 8 years old, he was an orphan, ...
John Spedan Lewis; born into the business in 1885
Family business John Spedan Lewis was born on the 22nd September 1885, in Marylebone, London. He began working at his father’s ...
Purchasing Peter Jones in 1905
Growing the business beyond Oxford Street
The 1920 strike at John Lewis
Mr Lewis in hot water once more By the 1920’s the Lewis family was in tumultuous waters. Spedan Lewis and his ...
The 1930's; a period of growth
Innovative services became available By the early 1930’s, both John Lewis and Peter Jones were run together, as a ‘co-operative society ...
The death of Mr John Lewis, 1928
Spedan assumes control of Oxford Street
Cheshunt Soft Furnishing Workroom
The War Years
Towards the present day